One of the worst things that may happen in life is losing a child. Understandably, parents of service members stationed abroad worry for their kids on a daily basis.
Staff Sergeant Joseph Villasenor, a staunch supporter of his country, served in the US Air Force.
Before his tragic demise at the age of 36, this brave man gave his country 16 years of devoted service. Raymond and Rachel Villasenor, his parents, were distraught.
They found it incomprehensible that their son had disappeared. Managing the suffering was quite challenging. They related the tragic events surrounding their son’s passing and the enigmatical occurrence that followed.
They were attending their son’s grave in the Garden Park Cemetery in Arlington, Texas, when they saw something odd: a path of thick, green grass extended from the tomb to the surrounding dirt.
They are unable to determine the underlying driving force.
They were unaware that a few months prior, by chance, their daughter had met a senior citizen by the name of Jake Reissig.
Jake came into Joseph’s sister sobbing when he was in the cemetery bringing flowers to the grave of his deceased wife.
He had to inquire as to what was wrong as he approached her.
She broke the heartbreaking news that her brother had recently passed away, leaving the entire family in deep sorrow. Jake could still do something to show how much he cared, even though he couldn’t make anything better.
He planned on bringing flowers to Joseph’s tomb. He also irrigated the yard every day.
While visiting their son’s cemetery, Rachel and Raymond noticed that it was decorated with flowers. They felt much better after seeing it. But they couldn’t decide who should be thanked for the thoughtful deed.
They ultimately discovered that Jake was in charge of looking after the grave marker.
Jake’s deed of generosity had them in tears. They were unable to adequately show their gratitude to this elderly man in words.
When life gets rough, that’s when you need someone to show you they care. Thank you so much, Jake; the world is a better place because of you and those like you.
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